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ONE MAN'S OPINIONS
BY N. D. COCHRAN.
Peevish Willie Hearst Jf Presi
dent Wilson doesn't obey Willie
Hearst's orders Willie is going to blow
hiin. right off the nest. Just read this
one from Hearst's Chicago American:
"And they (the people) will vote
again and finally in November, 1916,
and after that, with another president
in the White House and with public
opinion expressed as it should be, and
with Mr Page, the Anglomaniac,
back in America printing Woodrow
Wilson's books once more, THERE
WON'T BE ANY TALK OP RUN
NING THE PANAMA (CANAL UN
DER ENGLISH ORDERS." ,
Wouldn't that make you laugh. If
Wilson doesn't obey the orders of the
shipping trust, issued through its tool,
Hearst, why then Willie yill tell the
entire American people to defeat Wil
son and elect somebody Hearst and
Ihe shipping trust would like better.
" In Chicago Hearst's support now is
equivalent to defeat. The people sefcm
to enjoy swatting anybody he sup
ports. And when he is 'against a can
didate the people get lots of fun out
of piling up a big majority for him.
If Hearst really wants to defeat a man
let him support the man, but if Hearst
wants him elected then he'd better
Wonder what interest Hearst has
in the shipping trust, anyhow? And
why he is so crazy to" give their ships
a subsidy through free canal tolls?
Is it merely because Willie loves his
his country so?
John Shaffer's GallJohn C. Shaf
fer, publisher of the Chicago Post as
well as two Denver papers, has taken
it upon himself to tell President Wil
son to appoint a commission to settle
the Colorado coal strike. That far
his play is all right
But he wasn't satisfied to recom
mend the commission; he. had to tell
the president who ta put on it; .and
the labor leaders suggested were
James M. Lynch- ex-president of the
typographical union, and James S.
Freel president of the streotypers
Lynch and Freel will be remember
ed as the labor leaders who lined up
with the Chicago Publishers' Asso
ciation and helped them lick union t
pressmen, stereotypefs, drivers and'
newsboys, after the publishers trust
had locked out the union pressmen in'
Lynch and Freel may stand well
with their own unions, but I don't
imagine' the United Mine Workers
would stand for any such appoint
ments, although I don't see -why
Rockefeller and Hearst wouldn't be
Entirely satisfied to have these men
If Shaffer knew what delicacy was"
he would leave the selection of the
commission to the president instead"
of appointing-jt himself.
Some Facts About Ludiow. This
won't be an opinion. Just a few facts
from the evidence before the cor-,
oner's jury that investigated the mur
der of men, women and children at
Sergeants Mills and Culien and
Corporal Mason of the state militia
testified under oath that Louis Tikas,
the Greek miner, was shot on April
20 while in their custody; that they
tried to protect him from the militia
gunmen, but lost sight of him for a
moment; that when they found him.
he had been shot three times in the
back and his head was battered.
Tikas is the man who came into
the military camp bearing a flag ofc.
Mrs. Susan HoUearin, postmistress,
at Ludlow, testified that the gunmea
set the machine guns in position ta
sweep the tent colony before the.
Frank Bayes, rancher, testified
that he saw militiamen set the tents
on fire; that when women and chil
dren sought refuge on his ranch the
ranch was shelled by gunmen and he